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Be In The Know Week Of 20 May 2013 West Region Authorization Waiver Extended

Special Points Of Interest  VFW Ladies Auxiliary  FEMA Tornado Recovery  Military Appreciation

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AYMCA Preschool Enrollment


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TRICARE Prime enrollees in the West Region have experienced longer than usual wait times for authorizations for specialty care since the start of health care delivery on April 1, 2013 under a new contract in the TRICARE West Region with UnitedHealthcare Military & Veterans.

ments, TRICARE Management Activity (TMA) acted to reduce the impact on Prime enrollee access to specialty health care through a temporary authorization waiver. The waiver has now been extended and will include referrals made from April 1, 2013 through June 18, 2013.

While UnitedHealthcare is working to make improve-

Your PCM can make referrals for covered services

"Invisible Wounds of War" "Invisible Wounds of War" is a three part news special about a Soldier's struggle with PTSD broadcast in Hawaii Part 1: Monday May 20, 6 p.m. KGMB-TV Part 2: Monday May 20, 10 p.m. KGMB-TV Part 3: Tuesday May 21, 10 p.m. KGMB-TV

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to network providers, when possible, without submitting a request for referral or prior authorization to UnitedHealthcare. Prior authorization is not required for any referral of Prime beneficiaries for TRICARE covered services through June 18. Services that are currently pending a referral or authorization can be scheduled and delivered. Authorizations for referrals issued through June 18, no longer require UnitedHealthcare approval.

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UnitedHealthCare Cont’d Your provider should not submit a referral or prior authorization request to UnitedHealthcare during this period, as no authorization is required. Any claims received with a date of service April 1 through September 15, 2013 will have the waiver applied.

Effective April 1, 2013, the TRICARE West Region contract transitioned to and is being managed by UnitedHealthcare Military & Veterans.

For referrals made after June 18 with an expected date of service after September 15, 2013, providers should call us at 877-988-9378 so we can ensure that the claims associated with that service will process correctly. Affected beneficiaries should request the following two

items from their primary care manager: 1) a written copy of their referral to a specialist, which also can be sent via fax by their provider to the specialist; and 2) a copy of a waiver letter from UnitedHealthcare authorizing the care, which also can be downloaded from the provider section of https://

Download the FAQ document or, call customer service at 1877-988-9378

After June 18, providers will need to submit referrals and authorizations as normal. Where to go for more information.

Ladies Auxiliary Post 352, Mililani, HI

Ladies Auxiliary Post 352 meets the second Wednesday of each month at 6:00pm at the Leilehua Golf Course Grill. Post 352 welcomes all members and potential members to come join us to conduct Post business and enjoy the company of fellow combat veterans.

Local support for past and present Veterans of Foreign Wars

Established in 1914, the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) serves the veterans of this country and our communities in honor of the sacrifices and commitment of every man and woman who has served in uniform. We have unwavering support for uncommon heroes. For more information and to volunteer for open positions please contact us:

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Phone 253-227-5611 Email Facebook: https:// Ladies-Auxiliary-Post352/440276129390259#!/ pages/Ladies-Auxiliary-Post352/440276129390259 OPEN POSITIONS Senior Vice President – OPEN Junior Vice President – OPEN Chaplain – OPEN Conductress – OPEN Guard – OPEN Patriotic Instructor – OPEN 3 Trustees – OPEN (1 year) OPEN (2 year) rotates up every year OPEN (3 year) elected annually Auxiliary Historian - OPEN

Cancer and Research – OPEN Postdoctoral Cancer Research Fellowship, Cancer Grants to our Auxiliary Sisters, Awards to Departments to give to Local Researchers. Hospital – OPEN Volunteers from members and youth, Members and youth visit hospitals, Contact youth groups. Legislation – OPEN Communicates with Legislatures & Elected Officials, Keep members informed on issues regarding Veterans and their families. Membership – OPEN Recruit, reinstate and retain members. Scholarships – OPEN


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Voice of Democracy (grades 9-11), Patriot’s Pen (grades 6-8), Young American Creative Patriotic Art (grades 9-12), Continuing Education Scholarship (for Auxiliary member, spouse, daughter or son eligible, 18 or older) Veterans & Family Support – OPEN VFW National Military Services Buddy Poppy VFW National Home for Children Other activities: Fundraisers, Campbell’s labels for Education, Tribute Brick for someone you want to honor. Youth Activities – OPEN Junior Girls Units Youth Groups supporting our military Junior ROTC Units Sponsor a sports team Scouting or other youth organizations Church groups

COMMUNITY IMPACT UPDATES See communityimpact for current or upcoming road/gate closures, construction projects, and safety issues including maps of affected areas and to see other community information relating to base operations and safety as promulgated by the Directorate of Public Works (DPW).] EDUCATION FAIR SCHEDULED. The Schofield Barracks Army Education Center (SBAEC) will sponsor an education fair in the center’s lobby, located in Yano Hall, Bldg. 560, 2nd Floor, on Wednesday, 5 June 2013 from 10001400. Representatives from 15 schools and colleges will be on

hand to advise prospective students about their various degree programs and educational opportunities. For more information, please contact Mr. Jason Sullivan at 624-3939 or Mr. Chuck Alsleben at 384-7172 and see the flyer attached to the end of this Bulletin. ARMED SERVICES YMCA (ASYMCA) WHEELER BRANCH ANNOUNCES PRESCHOOL OPEN ENROLLMENT. The Armed Services YMCA Wheeler Branch is now accepting Preschool Enrollments. Please see the brochure attached to the end of this Bulletin for full information or call Ms. Tahnee

Oakland, Branch Director, Armed Services YMCA Wheeler/Schofield Barracks Branch, at 624-5645. FREE COMPUTER LITERACY TRAINING AVAILABLE. Operation Life Transformed, a 501c Public Charity, is offering free scholarships for computer literacy courses to all active duty military, military spouses, war-wounded caregivers and transitioning vets, included National Guard and Reserves. For more information or to apply for a scholarship please visit http:// Fill out the applications forms and all other paperwork and forward to For further information on this program, please contact the Military One Source website at or call 1-800- 342-9647.


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FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency): Tornado Recovery and More *Recovery after Oklahoma Storms and Tornadoes *How to Locate Loved Ones during an Emergency *Helping Children Cope with Disasters *Cleaning Up and Returning Home After a Disaster Find an open shelter if you need a place to stay: http:// shelter Recovery after Oklahoma Storms and Tornadoes The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced federal disaster aid has been

https:// This website is designed to help make communication between family members and friends easier. To register yourself on the site, click on the “List Myself as Safe and Well” button. To search the list of those who have registered themselves, click on the “Search Registrants” button. The successful search results will display a loved one’s first name, last name and a brief message. Helping Children Cope with Disasters

made available to the State of Oklahoma in the area affected by severe storms and tornadoes since May 18, 2013. Individuals and families impacted by the storms and tornadoes in Cleveland, Lincoln, McClain, Oklahoma and Pottawatomie counties can begin applying for assistance in one of three ways: 1) Online: 2) By phone: 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) Disaster assistance applicants who have a speech disability or hear-

ing loss and use TTY should call 1-800-4627585 directly For those who use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS), call 1-800-621-3362. 3) Web enabled mobile device at The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (local time) seven days a week until further notice. How to Locate Loved Ones during an Emergency After a disaster, phone lines may get congested. To get in contact with friends and family, use text messaging services and update social media networks. You can also let your family and friends know you are safe and well after an emergency via

Disasters can leave children feeling frightened, confused and insecure. Whether a child has personally experienced trauma, or has seen the event on television or has heard it discussed by adults, it is important for parents and teachers to be informed and ready to help if reactions to stress begin to occur.

* Re-establish your daily routine for work, school, play, meals and rest; * Involve your children by giving them specific chores to help them feel they are helping to restore family and community life; and * Praise and recognize responsible behavior.

Here are some suggestions to help reassure children:

After a disaster strikes, use extreme caution when returning home,

* Provide factual information about the recent disaster and current plans for insuring their safety along with recovery plans; * Encourage your children to talk about their feelings;

You may be anxious to see your property but do not return to your home before the area is declared to be safe by local officials. Before entering your home, be sure to take the following measures:

For more information, visit /> . Cleaning Up and Returning Home After a Disaster

* Check for loose power lines, gas leaks and structural damage; * Keep a battery-powered radio with you so you can listen for emergency updates and news reports;

Tornado Recovery and More Cont’d * Use a battery-powered flash light to inspect a damaged home; and * If you have any doubts about safety, have your residence inspected by a qualified building inspector or structural engineer before entering. When cleaning up damage take the following safety precautions: * Wear sturdy shoes or boots, long sleeves and gloves; * Learn proper safety procedures and operating instructions before

operating any gas-powered or electric-powered saws or tools; * Clean up spilled medicines, drugs, flammable liquids and other potentially hazardous materials; and * Beware of post-disaster fraud by asking for identification of federal or state officials and safeguarding personal information.

DeCA Promotions Help Commissary Customers Prepare for Natural Disaster Season With the rising temperatures of summer also comes the unpredictability of Mother Nature. Although it’s nearly impossible to plan for the unexpected, you can still manage to be prepared. Commissaries are making this a bit easier by offering deals on items that help families make “disaster kits,” like water, nonperishable goods, paper products, and cleaning supplies. Every year from April 1 through Oct. 31, items such as flashlights, an assortment of batteries, canned tuna, shelf-stable milk, first-aid kits, bottled water, charcoal, canned soup and more are sold at reduced prices as part of Defense Commissary Agency’s (DeCA’s) severe weather promotional package.

DA photo lab ‘no shows’ waste resources and time Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii The Department of Army photo labs are experiencing 40 -50 “no-shows” each month. Failing to make scheduled appointments wastes valuable resources and deprives other Soldiers of DA photo opportunities. An appointment is considered a no-show in the following situations: •If you have not reported to the DA photo lab by your appointment time. •If you do not give adequate notice of cancellation, so the

appointment can be filled. Cancellations should be made at least 24 hours in advance. If a Soldier misses an appointment without prior notification, he or she will not be able to make a new appointment until the photo lab receives a letter signed by the battalion commander or command sergeant major stating why the appointment was missed. If a Soldier misses another appointment within a period of six months, he or she will not be able to make a new appointment until the lab receives a letter from the battalion commander giving assurance that the Soldier will

comply with future appointments. This policy is not intended to create hardship on Soldiers. Instead, it is designed to increase the photo lab’s efficiency and better support Soldiers who are able to make their designated appointment times. This policy will increase the capabilities of valuable time and money, as well as provide better service to all Soldiers.

Aliamanu Military Reservation Chapel presents……..

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Sponsored by: AMR Community Chapel, Gospel Service

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Hawaii Military Appreciation Month Events The month of May is the 28th Annual Hawaii Military Appreciation Month to honor Hawaii-based troops and their families. Local government officials and business and civic leaders, along with military leadership, have planned several events to celebrate military ohana. Remaining events include the following: May 30, Celebrating the Military Family — Armed Services YMCA of Honolulu is having its first special breakfast event, 7:30-9 a.m., Hilton Hawaiian Village Coral Ballroom. Military families and wounded warriors will be honored. Individual tickets are $250. Proceeds support ASYMCA programs for military families and wounded warriors. Call Stan Lum at 473-3398 or 473-3399, or visit the ASYMCA at June 14, Army Birthday Commemoration — U.S. Army-Pacific will hold a commemoration for the Army’s 238th birthday at 6:30 p.m., June 14, at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. Cocktail hour begins at 5:30 p.m. For more details, contact your unit representative or call 438-9761. Military Discounts Visit the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii’s “Military Affairs” dropdown to view information about events and military discounts offered by local businesses to military ohana during Hawaii Military Appreciation Month. Search

Military and Family Life Consultants (MFLC) A free and confidential service offering support, education, and brief problem solving skills to Soldiers, and their families. MFLCs are licensed clinicians with experience in military life including deployment issues, stress reduction, parental support and family dynamics. 25th CAB MFLC: 808-227-3445, 1129 Wright Ave, Bldg 102, Rm 135, Wheeler AAF. Family & Morale, Welfare & Recreation Your one Stop link to Army Hawaii programs, event calendars and resources. ACS, Outdoor Recreation, Child and Youth Services (CYSS), Dining, Lodging, Sports and Fitness, Housing, Employment, Moving to Hawaii and so much more. Monthly Community and Event Flyers: Army Community Service (ACS) Bldg. 2091, 2091 Kolekole Ave, Schofield Barracks, Ph: (808) 655-4ACS (4227) Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. acs-latest-news Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) Schofield Barracks Health Clinic TRICARE Online Security%20Disclaimer Sign up for TRICARE Newsletter & email updates: subscriptions. American Red Cross: Bldg 750, Schofield Barracks (808)655-4927 (808)655-4928 Fax

Army OneSource The Army's most comprehensive portal to information and resources Hawaii Army Weekly Newspaper News, community events calendar, MWR events calendar. Army Behavioral Health To learn more, access care in your area or need assistance, go to: National Military Family Association, Inc (NMFA) NMFA educates military families concerning their rights, benefits and services available to them and to inform them about issues that affect their lives. Commissary (Worldwide) Sign up for newsletter, get info. on deals, product recalls emergency preparedness and much more. Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet Provides free foster care service for pets of deployed soldiers who were unable to find alternate means of care. Sitter City Care Program: &corp=dod&client=67 Military Child Education Coalition: Military Home Front: Operation Home Front:

25th Division Family Resources Webpage No matter what your marital status is, go to this site for information on community events, town hall meetings, employment opportunities, traffic updates, law enforcement and much more.

Operation Military Kids:

Military One Source: A virtual extension of installation services. provided by the Department of Defense at no cost. MOS/Army.aspx?MRole=Member&Branch=Army&Component=Active or call 1-800-342-9647.

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Our Military Kids: Project FOCUS: Yellow Ribbon Program:

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